Many people often forget the importance of taking care of their car’s tires. While it might not seem like it, tires are one of the most important parts of your car—they are the only things that stand between you and the road, after all. To ensure that your car stays running smoothly and you are getting the best fuel economy possible, make sure you understand just why routine tire care should be an important part of your yearly maintenance.
As the cold weather begins to edge out the sultry summer air, your tires will be majorly affected. The colder the weather is, the less tire pressure your tires have. This low ..read more
Many people view the Toyota Camry as the old spinster of the car industry, but it appears that this is all about to change with the 2015 model. With a new svelte figure and a bit of a facelift, the 2015 Camry debuted at the New York Auto Show earlier this year, making quite the impression on car enthusiasts and consumers alike. Now, Toyota has announced the 2015 Camry pricing and it has given us reason to be even more excited for the newest Camry’s arrival. Starting with a price tag of $22,970, not including $825 in fees, the base Camry LE offers plenty of creature comforts that are sure ..read more
While many people associate August as the last month of summer or the summer the kids go back to school, it also represents one of the most important causes in this country—child safety. As the official Baby Safety Month, August is the perfect time to review your knowledge about child safety, particularly when your child is in the car. Here are some tips to help you become more aware!
Understand which vehicle features can help protect children. When you purchase a car, there are certain vehicle features that will enhance child safety. These include automatic door locks, automatic windows, advanced frontal air bags, side impact airbags, anti-pinch/auto-reverse windows, interior trunk release, ..read more
Throughout the past decade, our society has become increasingly more attached to our mobile devices, making the inability to charge these devices a common, frustrating problem. To make charging smartphones easier than ever before, Cadillac is introducing a wireless charging Powermat in the 2015 ATS sport sedan and coupe, eliminating the clutter of charging cords and decreasing the likelihood of your phone dying. “Our lifestyles have evolved in a more mobile way than ever before and with that comes an even greater need for access to power in those places where we spend the majority of our time,” said Powermat CEO Ran Poliakine. “Our integration into the Cadillac ATS is ..read more
In the small car segment, it can be difficult to find a car that is both fuel efficient, roomy, and safe—unless you are looking to buy a 2014 Chevrolet Volt with the available Forward Collision Alert. The small electric car was the only vehicle out of 12 small cars to earn one of the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+ awards, showing that, while it might be small, it is mighty.
“The Volt’s crashworthiness performance puts in the top tier for small car safety,” said Joe Nolan, IIHS senior vice president for vehicle research. “GM should be commended for the Volt’s performance in the small overlap front test because ..read more
There is a common scene in family-friendly movies, during which the children in the back seat of a minivan are getting a bit too rowdy, causing the parent to turn around and yell at them. While this method of calming children down seems to work well in movies, in real life it can some times have bad consequences, especially when the parent is the driver. To help parents out—and to keep children quieter—the 2015 Toyota Sienna offers a series of parent-friendly, innovative updates that you have to see to believe.
Starting the list of 2015 Toyota Sienna updates is a segment first—Driver Easy Speak. Through this program, drivers can use the ..read more
When you first buy your dream car, you probably want to pull out of the dealer lot, tires screaming with excitement as you dash off to your next destination. It can be hard to remember that this car is one that needs to last you for at least the next five years, if not even more. To make sure you get the most out of your car, make sure you follow these tips on how to extend your car’s life!
Drive with care everyday. Treat your car like it’s brand new every time you get into it. We all have our moments where we forget that our car is something to ..read more
The car buying process can be an overwhelming one, especially if you’re purchasing your first car. Regardless of whether you’re a recent graduate with your first “grown-up” job or someone who has just held on to their high school hand-me-down, being a first-time car buyer isn’t easy, even though it’s definitely worth the wait. To make buying your first car as simple as possible, we have compiled a list of tips to help with the process.Keep to a realistic budget.
Make sure you calculate how much you can afford a month for a car payment, especially if you’re not paying cash. Consider your cost of living in general, and then calculate ..read more
Your car’s wiper blades work hard to make sure that your windshield stays cleaned. Because they’re made of rubber, it’s natural for your blades to wear out after several months of battling snow, rain, and dust. While you could always take your car to the mechanic to get your windshield wipers changed, you can also take care of it by yourself. Here’s how to change wiper blades all by yourself:Lift the metal wiper arm away from the windshield.
To access the rubber part of the wiper blade that can be replaced, first pull the wiper arm from the windshield. We suggest placing a towel on your windshield to protect it, since ..read more
The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our country’s independence. Throughout the holiday celebrations, our country becomes focused on the three big “F”s—fireworks, fun and capital “F” Freedom. Along with barbeques and picnics thrown for the Red, White, and Blue come the national pastime of drinking alcoholic beverages. Whether it’s beer or spiked punch, the Fourth of July is the perfect time to celebrate our nation by getting drunk. That’s why we want to make sure you fully understand the consequences of drunk driving.
In the United States, on average, one in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime. In 2012 alone, 10,322 ..read more